PNNL joins with UW to form big data institute

2013_01_moekhaleel Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing Co-director and PNNL Fellow Moe Khaleel (Photo: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington are joining together to create the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing.

The institute aims to be a collaboration center for researchers to explore advanced computer system designs, accelerate data-driven scientific discovery and improve computational modeling and simulation.


“Computing has transformed science, engineering and society in remarkable ways,” said Doug Ray, associate director of PNNL’s Fundamental & Computational Sciences Directorate. “As huge amounts of new data are generated daily by scientific instruments and household electronics, new technologies and approaches are needed to give that information more meaning.”

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